Anthropology of exile: Mapping territories of experience

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While it is possible to define exile broadly as a specific type of mobility – ‘forced migration’ – the expression is subject to multiple definitions. In this article, the author looks at exile by drawing on ethnographic examples from the Associação de Exilados Políticos Portugueses (Association of Portuguese Political Exiles, AEP61-74), founded in Lisbon in 2015. The author suggests that the concept of exile should not be a mere label for a particular type of person or situation (present in classic literary examples), but rather a conceptual category that can include a multitude of socio-economic, historical, psychological and biographical realities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-23
Number of pages2
JournalAnthropology Today
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2020


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